Mental Health in Schools

School counselors say they see a spike in anxiety and depression, but there’s hope in less stigma in schools around seeking help.
Several big school districts had fewer psychologists or counselors this fall than they did before the pandemic.
Dozens of students joined Make the Road NJ youth leaders to protest against policing in schools and demand more mental health resources and restorative justice practices in schools.
For over a decade, North Lawndale College Prep students have been training their peers to curb fights on campus, support grieving friends, and host peace circles.
More than 80% of LGBTQ students say they faced harassment or assault.
Officials cite low participation and new laws that require parent permission. Some advocates say it will make it harder to track signs of poor mental health in teens.
Healing Through Justice, a partnership between Communities United and Lurie Children’s Hospital, uses activism to heal trauma and will now be able to help 3,000 more young people.
The Newark Community Street Team will partner with the Newark Opportunity Youth Network charter school to support student mental health and provide violence prevention and intervention.
Quick police response is crucial but can leave scars.
Colorado’s youth mental health crisis is complex. One student hopes to make a difference for her classmates.
Video spotlights conflict between duty to inform parents and the responsibility to shield students
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Following two shootings last fall, Chicago’s Simeon Career Academy was flooded with crisis counselors but that soon faded — leaving some calling for long-term support to heal from the trauma.
The 2022-23 school year officially begins Tuesday across the state
After two years of learning disruptions, teachers at KIPP Rise Academy are learning how to deal with the emotional and social challenges of pandemic-era teaching through mental health intervention exercises.
Educators say TRAILS program will help students recover from pandemic-related disruptions.
Parents are rallying to save five school-based health clinics operated by SUNY Downstate, which serve 10 schools.
With mental health issues increasing, Chicago students welcome a break from stress at school.
At an event hosted by Chalkbeat and College Track, many said schools weren’t able to give students needed support.
“After the acute situation settles down, that’s usually when people find that they really need to return for help.”
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What adult role models can do for kids, how communities can support survivors, and other resources.
During a Chalkbeat Philadelphia and Resolve Philly event, students, experts, and educators will weigh in on mental health resources. Here’s our reading guide.
Michigan House lawmakers want schools to have health centers, lockdown kits, updated active-shooter drills, and more.
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